Al Pacino will receive the 2001 Cecil B DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field". The award, voted on by the board of directors of the HFPA will be presented to Pacino at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on Jan 21, 2001.

Pacino has been nominated for 13 Golden Globe awards and won twice in 1973 for Serpico (best actor, drama) and in 1992 for Scent Of A Woman (best actor, drama). His other nominations were for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather - Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Bobby Deerfield (1976), ...And Justice For All (1979), Author! Author! (1982), Scarface (1983), Sea Of Love (1989), The Godfather - Part III (1990), Dick Tracy (1990) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).

Recent recipients of the Cecil B DeMille award include Barbra Streisand (2000), Jack Nicholson (1999), Shirley MacLaine (1998), Dustin Hoffman (1997), Sean Connery (1996), Sophia Loren (1995) and Robert Redford (1994).